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 Proton Synchrotron Division

 

PS/DR/Note 2002-108 (Min.)      

 

Summary of the Meeting of the PS Management Board

held on 01.07.2002

 

Present : B.W. Allardyce, J. Boillot, M. Chanel, G. Daems, J.P. Delahaye (Chairman), F. Di Maio, R. Garoby, G. Geschonke, C.E. Hill, D. Manglunki, E. Métral (Staff Association), K.D. Metzmacher, S.L. Neboux (Secretary), J.P. Potier, J.P. Riunaud, K. Schindl

Excused : S. Baird, B. Frammery, J. Gruber, H. Haseroth, M. Lindroos, S. Maury

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1. Follow-up of previous meeting and matters arising

2. Follow-up of schedule meeting and PS complex operation

3. Distribution of resources for the various activities in 2003 according to new MTP

B.W. Allardyce presented the current situation as regards the 2002 budget with a breakdown between recurrent and non-recurrent commitments, where the spending situation is satisfactory at the present time. Group Leaders were asked to inform the DPO of work which has suffered most because of the budget cuts, in order to see if some extra funds could be transferred to these activities. Following a review by Finance Division of all PPA's to be used at CERN as from January 2003, he then presented the new PPA's (Programme, Project, Activity Codes) for PS Division, as well as a comparison between the old and new PPA's.

B. Allardyce showed the divisional budget resources and J. Boillot the manpower resources for 2003 according to the Medium-Term Plan which was presented to Council at the end of June and approved for 2003 (the rest to be submitted again in September). Many changes will have to be made to the workplan because of the modified programme and resources, with an especially dramatic effect on R&D where manpower will have to be reduced and transferred to LHC activities. Each Group Leader, in collaboration with the Project Leaders, should convert the mid-2002 PPA situation for his group to the new system, and make an educated guess for 2003, taking into account the statements in the MTP, but without taking into account the merging of PS and SL. This information should be sent to J. Boillot, who will summarize the situation for the division.

4. Report on the LHCC Workshop held on 28.6.2002

An LHCC (LHC Committee, a forum where LHC experiment spokesmen are putting forward their requirements to the LHC management) Ions Workshop took place on 28.6.2002 and the division was represented by M. Chanel and K. Schindl. M. Chanel presented a summary of the main requests of the experiments (performance limits and programme) to the machines. The conclusions will be presented to the LHC Project Leader at the LHC Committee. It is also proposed to hold a workshop in September to study the machine aspects in detail.

5. Report on the CERN Management Board

J.P. Delahaye gave a rapid résumé of the CERN Management Board which took place on Monday morning (1.7.2002):

B. Allardyce will be retiring from CERN shortly and at the end of the meeting, J.P. Delahaye, on behalf of the whole division, thanked him for his many years devoted to CERN and in particular as DPO of PS.

                                                       Susan Neboux

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